Note: Some regions of USA use a different period of DST than shown below.
Forward 1 hour
When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, January 6, 1974, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, January 6, 1974, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Jan 6, 1974 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.
Back 1 hour
When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 27, 1974, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 27, 1974, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 27, 1974 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.
Daylight Saving Time (DST) in most of the United States starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.
DST in States and Federal Districts in USA in 1974
|Alabama||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Kansas||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Ohio||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
|Alaska||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Kentucky||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Oklahoma||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
|Arizona (northeast)||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Louisiana||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Oregon (east)||Feb 3 - Oct 27|
|Arizona||No DST||Maine||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Oregon||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
|Arkansas||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Maryland||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Pennsylvania||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
|California||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Massachusetts||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Rhode Island||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
|Colorado||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Michigan||Jan 6 - Oct 27||South Carolina||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
|Connecticut||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Minnesota||Jan 6 - Oct 27||South Dakota||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
|Delaware||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Mississippi||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Tennessee||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
|District of Columbia||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Missouri||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Texas||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
|Florida||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Montana||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Utah||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
|Georgia||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Nebraska||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Vermont||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
|Hawaii||No DST||Nevada||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Virginia||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
|Idaho (north)||Jan 6 - Oct 27||New Hampshire||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Washington||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
|Idaho||Feb 3 - Oct 27||New Jersey||Jan 6 - Oct 27||West Virginia||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
|Illinois||Jan 6 - Oct 27||New Mexico||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Wisconsin||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
|Indiana||No DST||New York||Jan 6 - Oct 27||Wyoming||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
|Indiana (north, northwest)||Jan 6 - Oct 27||North Carolina||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
|Iowa||Jan 6 - Oct 27||North Dakota||Jan 6 - Oct 27|
DST in Other Locations in USA in 1974 (1 Location)
|Palmyra Atoll||No DST|
|Dependency||Type||Daylight Saving Time Period|
|American Samoa||Unincorp. unorg. territory||No Daylight Saving Time|
|Guam||Unincorp. org. territory||No Daylight Saving Time|
|Northern Mariana Islands||Unincorp. org. territory||No Daylight Saving Time|
|Puerto Rico||Unincorp. org. territory||No Daylight Saving Time|
|US Minor Outlying Islands||Territory||No Daylight Saving Time|
|US Virgin Islands||Unincorp. org. territory||No Daylight Saving Time|
US dependencies do not use Daylight Saving Time (DST).
According to section 110 of the act, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) governs the use of DST. The law does not affect the rights of the states and territories that choose not to observe DST.
Historically, there were no uniform rules for DST from 1945 to 1966. This caused widespread confusion, especially in transport and broadcasting. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 aligned the switch dates across the USA for the first time.
After the energy crisis was over in 1976, the DST schedule in the US was revised several times. From 1987 to 2006, the country observed DST for about 7 months each year.